Updated (July, 2011): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony WX7

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Lowest price Cheaper $175.51 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $123 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Sony WX9

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HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              Size Fairly small Help
              Super compact 94x56x19 mm
              Aperture Wide aperture Help
              f/2.6
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Thickness Thin Help
              0.8"
              Weight Light weight Help
              139 g
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              2 seconds
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              5 cm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              WX7:5.6x
              WX9:5x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $134 - $148

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $169

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX10

              Sony Cybershot WX10

              Compact

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $305

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

              Compact

              $200

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $118 - $128

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Lighter
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX70

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Much larger
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX7

              Compact

              $626

              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              appearance

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              discussion

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